Health Benefits of Bitter leaf (Vernonia amygdalina)

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Bitter leaf plant

Bitter leaf (Vernonia amygdalina) is a vegetable used for preparing the popular Bitter leaf soup. It is also known as Onugbu, Shiwaka & Ewuro by the Igbos, Hausas&Yorubas in Nigeria.

Although this plant has been around for hundreds of years, only a few people know of its medicinal and healing properties.

Bitter leaf (Vernonia amygdalina) as the name implies, is actually a bitter plant whose leaves, extracts, stems and barks are used for culinary,medicinal and curative purposes.
  Vitamins in Bitter leaf includes;Vitamin A, Vitamin C ,Vitamin E, Vit.B1 and Vit.B2.

My grandma was a big fan of the bitter leaf juice, and on one of my visits she made me drink the juice to cure a fever. I hated the bitter taste, at that time, but when I realized the fever was gone, I humbly joined the Bitter leaf fan club … …. those grey hair on her head ain’t there for nothing, Right?.

Bitter leaf and Spinach Juice

Well, to get the best results from the bitter leaf plant, it’s best taken freshly squeezed from the leaves.

How to extract the Bitter leaf Juice
This can be done, the old school way of rubbing the clean leaves in between your palms with the help of a little water and squeezing out the juice from the leaves.

You can also use a juicer or blend the leaves with a little water, in a blender and strain out the extract with a cheese cloth, coffee strainer or a sieve with a tight mesh.

Bitter leaf juice on its own, is quite bitter and this taste might be a turn off for a lot of people.
So to reduce the bitterness of the  bitter leaf juice, simply blend it with spinach or Ugwu (fluted pumpkin). If you still find it extremely bitter, then add some sweet fruit juices to it, such as pineapple , apples or oranges.

Dry bitter leaf is also potent, but has to be properly cleaned before use.

Some of the health benefits of  Bitter leaf (Vernonia amygdalina);

* It speeds up metabolism and therefore is great for weight loss.

* Bitter leaf juice relieves fever and feverish conditions. Take the squeezed juice, 3 times daily until the symptoms disappears.

* It also helps to reduce high sugar level in the blood, and great for diabetic patients.

* Squeeze the fresh leaves on your palm and apply the juice on skin rashes,eczema, ring worms and any superficial skin ailments, you’ll notice a change in few days. Don’t apply to open wounds.

* Bitter leaf is said to soothe and also cure pile .

* Taking a cup of bitter leaf juice a day, is a great way to detoxify the body of harmful toxins.

* Bitter leaf juice nourishes the skin.

* Bitter leaf (Vernonia amygdalina) also cures mild stomach ailments

* Bitter leaf juice is said to increase breast milk production in nursing mothers.

* The washed roots and stalks of bitterleaf  are boiled and the infusion is taking as a worm expeller. A cup of bitter leaf infusion taking first thing in the morning before meals

* Bitter leaf juice is used by local women in Guinea-Bissau to contract the uterus after childbirth and therefore should not be taking during pregnancy  or if you’re trying to conceive,because high intake might cause miscarriage.

* A cup of bitter leaf juice a day, energizes you…o yes it does.

Click Here for a delicious bitter leaf soup Recipe

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Bitter leaf Soup (Ofe Onugbu)
Health Benefits of Bitter leaf (Vernonia amygdalina)
Dried Bitter leaves

For Research references:

* Ijeh II, Ejike CECC (2011). “Current perspectives on the medicinal potential of Vernonia amygdalina Del”. J Med Plant Res 5 (7): 1051–1061…
*Kokwaro, John (2009). Medicinal Plants of East Africa 3rd ed. Nairobi, Kenya: University of Nairobi Press. ISBN 9966-846-84-0.

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This article is for educational purposes only, Always seek medical advise before you try anything new *

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257 Comments

  1. Mr. Monnet
    June 14, 2019 / 10:03 pm

    Hello please we asked questions that can ulcer patients eat bitter leaf soups or the fresh bitter leaf juice and still no response, let the people suffering from stomach ulcer know so they can be sure if to use it it or not. Thanks for your assistance

    • June 21, 2019 / 7:21 pm

      Mr .Monnet, Ulcer patients can eat bitter leaf soup because the bitter leaf used to prepare the soup isn’t as potent as the fresh leaves.
      This is because it has gone through a lot of process, whereby the bitterness of the leaf has been reduced, thereby reducing the potency of the bitterleaf.
      But they should make sure that the soup isn’t too spicy.
      As for the bitter leaf juice, I have heard that it may cure stomach ulcers, but I cannot recommend it as I am not a medical professional or a therapist.
      Please check with a professional or herbal expert before using it to treat any ailment.

  2. Carlz E Francois
    November 19, 2018 / 6:29 pm

    I have a big package from a friend of mine from Nigeria. It dries. I make tea with it every day. Do you think that can help me with my high blood pressure?

    • January 24, 2019 / 1:18 pm

      Yes it can, but if you are on blood pressure medication , ask your doctor first before use, because herbal teas might interact negatively with some drugs.

  3. Ekeolu Abiodun
    June 25, 2018 / 1:33 pm

    Can i refrigerate bitter leave juice for days and still remain potent?

  4. Anonymous
    December 15, 2017 / 1:20 am

    Can you please send some seeds in UK?

  5. Daniel Prasetyo
    December 14, 2017 / 2:29 am

    I forgot to inform one important thing, make sure you are not emotionally stressed. Stress will cancel out therapeutic effects of bitter leaf. So after consuming bitter leaf and you don't feel any improvement, it could be your dosage is wrong or any of the things I mentioned above.

  6. Daniel Prasetyo
    December 14, 2017 / 2:25 am

    Don't forget to minimum drink 2 liters/day of water plus don't consume coffee, tea, carbonated drink and alcoholic drinks. By the way, when you first consume bitter leaf and you feel aches in certain parts of your body, don't worry, bitter leaf is trying to unclogged that area of your body from cholesterol etc. Just move that area (i.e. by swimming or massage) to release this discomfort.

  7. Daniel Prasetyo
    December 14, 2017 / 2:19 am

    Greeting from Indonesia, my name is Daniel. Bitter leaf cures my hypertension. Dosage recommended in internet somewhere is between 5-15 fresh leaves/day. To make faster effect, I also drink hydrogen water created from mineral stones.Hope this information help.

  8. Anonymous
    December 12, 2017 / 9:46 pm

    I hear bitter leaves aids in Labour and hence can be taken in the 9th month of pregnancy.

  9. Mary
    September 16, 2017 / 5:41 pm

    I used it all d time even for my children. It works well

  10. Unknown
    August 10, 2017 / 7:00 pm

    Can ulcer patient take bitter leaf?

  11. Unknown
    July 30, 2017 / 4:06 am

    Good morning Nky, please does bitter leaf water delay or affect menstrual period.

  12. Kenny Onitiri
    July 12, 2017 / 10:41 am

    Hello. Is it safe to boil bitter leaf with potash before cooking for pregnant woman. Thanks

  13. Mr b.
    December 30, 2016 / 4:30 pm

    How long can one take bitter leaf juice to cure high blood sugar

  14. Anonymous
    December 10, 2016 / 4:15 pm

    Enter your comment…how best should l store the bitter leaf juice

  15. Anonymous
    November 9, 2016 / 9:14 am

    Is bitter leaf water good for new marriage man

    • Clara
      July 28, 2017 / 12:07 pm

      lol, You are funny you know? what of for married women?

  16. efe
    November 7, 2016 / 7:46 pm

    Enter your comment…pls is it okay to boil the bitter leaf after blending and extracting the juice

    • Nky Lily Lete
      November 22, 2016 / 8:00 pm

      You can boil the left over leaves, but you don't have to boil the extracted liquid(except you want to take it like a tea)

  17. Unknown
    September 25, 2016 / 11:15 am

    Some told me that soaking bitter leaf and Saint leaf together in hot water and taking a glass cup 3 times in a day will cure Blood sugar and improve sleep, please how is this true

  18. Christine
    August 1, 2016 / 12:39 pm

    Hello there friendly soul !Since a few days, I am the proud owner of dried bitter leaves (Ewuro) ! I ordered it from UK and very happy it was just delivered to me in germany. Now, I want to get the most out of the -dried- bitter leaf. Can I make a tea out of it and drink it ?! What about boiling it?! Cause I dont want to lose all the important nutritions in it. Since I can't get hold of the fresh leaves, I hope you have a good advise for me, to come as close to the heatlh benefits, as possible.Thank you SO MUCH, for all your time and devotion! Love and greetings from germany and Christine <3

  19. Christine
    August 1, 2016 / 12:34 pm

    Hello there friendly soul !Since a few days, I am the proud owner of dried bitter leaves (Ewuro) ! I ordered it from UK and very happy it was just delivered to me in germany. Now, I want to get the most out of the -dried- bitter leaf. Can I make a tea out of it and drink it ?! What about boiling it?! Cause I dont want to lose all the important nutritions in it. Since I can't get hold of the fresh leaves, I hope you have a good advise for me, to come as close to the heatlh benefits, as possible.Thank you SO MUCH, for all your time and devotion! Love and greetings from germany and Christine <3

  20. Anonymous
    July 16, 2016 / 10:29 am

    how long can bitter leaf water last before expires?

  21. LindaikejI BF
    June 12, 2016 / 8:27 pm

    Can I take bitter leaf to melt bumps on my breast,bt I jst gave birth and notice different bumps by the side of my breast.

  22. Anonymous
    June 11, 2016 / 11:53 am

    It also cleanses the system and cures infection and cools ur belly/womb if it's hot .My friend took it for 2 months and she has a baby girl now as we speak.

  23. papi
    May 9, 2016 / 9:54 am

    hello , i am papi can bitter leaf juice cure typhoid?if yes how is it atken in that case

  24. Anonymous
    May 7, 2016 / 6:55 pm

    Hi dear,I am pregnant but I really can take anytin down except for black soup which is a combination of washed bitter leaf and ugwu. Hope did is not bad for my prefbancy

  25. Anonymous
    April 20, 2016 / 2:23 pm

    Pls can bitter leaf shrink fibroid?

  26. jacqueline ogan
    April 5, 2016 / 9:50 am

    I don't know about miscarriage or induced labour,but, when I was pregnant I craved and ate bitterleaf soup a lot. I carried my pregnancy till 42 weeks I had to let the doctor's medically induce labour. My son is a healthy 3 year old. It worked just fine for me. Might cause miscarriage in others. Bitterleaf is absolutely wonderful, started drinking the juice with my toddler yesterday and we amazingly woke up strong, healthy and happy this morning. No more fever. God is awesome!!!

  27. munchie
    February 7, 2016 / 3:51 pm

    i take the juice at least first thing in the morning,for low cholestrol and reduce high blood sugar too,i mix mine with scent leave after squeezin out the juice i use the leaves for egusi

    • Nky Lily Lete
      November 22, 2016 / 8:15 pm

      That's lovely.

  28. Unknown
    January 18, 2016 / 9:44 am

    CAN BITTER LEAF WATER CURE HEPATITIS?

  29. Papa Kwasi
    December 28, 2015 / 7:59 pm

    Pls does bitter leaf cure stomach ulcers.

  30. Concerned Mum
    November 20, 2015 / 3:19 pm

    Recently , I started enjoying eating washed bitter leaf.I like eating it raw all d time so much that my family has started complaining of my excess consumption of it.please is consuming the washed and thoroughly scrubbed leaves good for me.am abt 40 ,a mother of four.Use to have heavy flow but noticed that it normalizes when I eat washed and scrubbed bitter leaf.

    • Nky Lily Lete
      November 23, 2015 / 10:30 am

      Too much of everything is bad oo, but notwithstanding, the thoroughly washed and sqeezed ones ready for use for bitter leaf soup, isn't so potent, so don't worry, but please use it in moderation.

  31. Dfree
    November 16, 2015 / 10:57 am

    Does bitter leaf helps man sexual performance?

  32. Unknown
    November 16, 2015 / 10:55 am

    Does leaf helps man sexual performance?

  33. Gilbertmtz
    November 4, 2015 / 4:16 pm

    Mr. ESLmsrene I live in Los Angeles and would like to have a plant ofBitter leaf is it possible to get a branch from you to grow it my self, you seeI am a diabetic 69 years old and retired, i would like to tried a natural way to control my blood. thank you in advance…

    • ngozi ebitu
      January 10, 2019 / 4:32 pm

      yes i can get it for him-cal 08036684729

  34. Anonymous
    November 4, 2015 / 3:57 pm

    NKY, thanks for your good response to all questions in this forum, God will bless and reward you for your good works.

    • Nky Lily Lete
      November 22, 2016 / 8:09 pm

      Amen 🙂

  35. Anonymous
    November 2, 2015 / 11:09 am

    can bitter leaf use to cure ulcer disease? likewise stem leaf, can it be use?thanks for d goodnews abt bitter leaf

  36. GLORIA IKPAPI
    October 23, 2015 / 6:29 pm

    G- force. Please, when bitter leaf is washed clean and dried, can I still squeeze and drink or just boil and drink? And Oh ! thank you for the good work.

    • Nky Lily Lete
      November 23, 2015 / 10:19 am

      I guess you mean , the fresh leaves washed and dried, abi, not washed for preparing bitter leaf soup?If so yes, since it is dried, you can boil it, but i also used to blend with hot water, sieve and drink it like that.

    • Nky Lily Lete
      January 14, 2016 / 9:29 am

      Hi Gloria , you have to boil it ,if it is dried .

  37. Unknown
    October 23, 2015 / 6:26 pm

    G- force. Please, when bitter leaf is washed clean and dried, can I still squeeze and drink or just boil and drink? And Oh ! thank you for the good work.

  38. Iloba Lemmy-Hyac
    October 12, 2015 / 12:08 am

    Drinking squeezed bitter leave juice and eating cooked bitter leave soup, which one has better effect on diabetic blood sugar level

  39. Iloba Lemmy-Hyac
    October 12, 2015 / 12:04 am

    Drinking squeezed bitter leave juice and eating better leave cooked soup, which one has more effect on your blood sugar level

  40. Anonymous
    September 13, 2015 / 4:12 am

    How….many…..cups…..could…..be…..taken…..for…..detox….daily?

    • Nky Lily Lete
      October 1, 2015 / 10:14 am

      One cup a day for 3 days.

  41. Anonymous
    August 30, 2015 / 12:12 am

    Thanks very much for d info and comments from others.Though not yet try it especialy for malaria, wich I target to use it for..But I just remembered dat my grandma normaly used it for us wen stil young, wheneva we complained of stomach upset, and it cured it.thanks once again

    • Nky Lily Lete
      September 11, 2015 / 4:14 pm

      U're welcome.

  42. Anonymous
    August 22, 2015 / 1:43 pm

    Can a preggy take bitter leave soup

  43. Anonymous
    August 9, 2015 / 9:28 am

    my grand mother who lives in some village in Eastern Uganda uses this as medicine. she gave this to and it worked but believe u me it is too bitter

    • Nky Lily Lete
      August 16, 2015 / 11:37 pm

      I agree that it is quite bitter(ok, very bitter), but its effectiveness far outways its taste 🙂

  44. Anonymous
    August 3, 2015 / 10:24 am

    Can a pregnant woman take bitter leave juice?

    • Nky Lily Lete
      August 16, 2015 / 11:25 pm

      no , no and no

  45. Solomon Onyuku
    July 28, 2015 / 8:32 am

    How do I take it for pile?

  46. Solomon Onyuku
    July 28, 2015 / 8:31 am

    How do I take it for pile?

  47. Anonymous
    July 24, 2015 / 5:53 pm

    Please how do I use bitter leaf for rheumatism and arthritis

  48. Anonymous
    July 17, 2015 / 9:26 am

    Bitter leaf is use to cure juandice inn new born babies by bathing baby with it

  49. Anonymous
    July 10, 2015 / 12:13 pm

    Thanks so much Nky, I have learned a lot from this article.

  50. Anonymous
    June 30, 2015 / 9:40 am

    Nky i chew 5leavesof bitter leaf everyday. Can it aid in controlling my cholesterol level bc Dr.said my cholesterol level is high

  51. Anonymous
    June 30, 2015 / 9:38 am

    Nky i chew 5leaves of bitter leaf everyday, can it aid in controlling my cholesterol level bc Dr.told me my cholesterol level is high

  52. Anonymous
    June 26, 2015 / 5:53 pm

    Nicky, this is amazing. keep up

  53. Anonymous
    June 26, 2015 / 4:11 pm

    Was diagnosed with high sugar levels (17.0 mols/gm) and normal levels are between 3.0 and 5.0 mols/gm. I took a glass of bitter leaf juice for just 3 days (morning and night). Mine was laced with equal amount of mint juice (scent leaves or nchanwu as the igloo call it) and my sugar levels dropped to 11.4 and right now I feel better. It energises you.

  54. Anonymous
    June 16, 2015 / 11:23 pm

    hey….u said bitterleaf works for eczema yeah?…so i want to know when and when i should apply it like the dosage and all cus i've been battling with my eczema for years now and ive not seen anything that works instead it just goes and comes….i want it to go finally. Will bitterleaf do that?Thanks btw nice post 🙂

  55. chukalysis
    June 13, 2015 / 3:11 pm

    i love your article ma. what about someone suffering from ulcer or malaria?

  56. kamoru
    June 12, 2015 / 11:27 am

    Bitter leave is good for so many things, one can use to cure fever or pile , therefore is very useful .

  57. Anonymous
    June 1, 2015 / 6:31 pm

    pls does bitter leaf tree chase snakes away around the compound.

  58. Anonymous
    May 1, 2015 / 2:46 pm

    How effective is it for diabetics n dosage?

  59. Halimah Sosanya
    April 14, 2015 / 9:45 pm

    Can a person who still want to conceive take bitter leaf water. I had my first child a year and 6 weeks ago thru CS. I nid to shed some fat abdominal fat xpecially. What do u advice and if I can how many cups can I take daily. Thanks asap

    • Nky Lily Lete
      April 25, 2015 / 12:47 pm

      Hi dearie, if you are trying to conceive at the moment, pls stay away from bitter leaf juice. Instead try abnormal exercises.

  60. Anonymous
    April 4, 2015 / 8:46 pm

    hi. i'm jamaican. i just happened on your page while looking for pics of bitter leaf. i can confirm that it lowers high blood pressure. saw it work in 30 mins or so with my husband. a family (jamaican) friend told us about it last year and we grew the plant in our yard and now have it for our presonal use. it's really great! (and i don't find it *that* bitter)

    • Nky Lily Lete
      April 6, 2015 / 11:54 am

      Thanks for your confirmation and feedback :)Bitter leaf is surely a potent plant.

  61. Anonymous
    March 21, 2015 / 8:30 am

    You are blessed with humility.

    • Nky Lily Lete
      March 25, 2015 / 11:56 am

      thanks 🙂

  62. Anonymous
    February 6, 2015 / 6:08 pm

    where can I get bitter leaf plants or seeds in North Carolina

    • Nky Lily Lete
      February 7, 2015 / 1:28 pm

      You can get it at nurseries(for plants), just ask them for Vernonia amygdalina.

    • ugo mich
      February 14, 2015 / 10:31 pm

      How many of the leafs can i chew for a day..#Nkylilylete#diva…

    • ugo mich
      February 14, 2015 / 10:32 pm

      How many of the leafs can i chew for a day..#Nkylilylete#diva..

  63. dorcy
    January 28, 2015 / 10:49 pm

    Nice work dearie, its great having you here. Keep up the good work…

    • Nky Lily Lete
      February 4, 2015 / 12:32 pm

      Thanks 🙂

  64. Anonymous
    January 24, 2015 / 8:56 am

    Wonderful site u ve got here… please can bitterleaf speeden or delay one's menstrual period?

  65. Bukola olabode
    January 21, 2015 / 11:38 am

    Waoo i cant believe this, this juice recipe is the best ever am gonna try it this week. thank you ma

    • Nky Lily Lete
      January 23, 2015 / 4:02 pm

      You're welcome dearie 🙂

  66. Anonymous
    January 18, 2015 / 4:15 pm

    I know of its efficacy cuz it has cured serious fever for me b4. But I have a splitting headache now and want to take it but I'm pregnant in my 2nd tri so I'm confused. I used to blend and drink. Now wat do I do

    • Nky Lily Lete
      January 27, 2015 / 12:14 pm

      Please don't take bitter leaf juice if you are in your 2nd trimester, take paracetamol instead, it is safer.

  67. Anonymous
    January 18, 2015 / 3:54 pm

    Pls can a 3 year old take bitter leave juice? Thank you so much for this article, is the best have read so far.

  68. Anonymous
    January 18, 2015 / 3:52 pm

    Pls can a 3 year old take bitter leave juice? Thank you so much for this article, is the best have read so far.

    • Nky Lily Lete
      January 23, 2015 / 4:03 pm

      I wouldn't recommend bitter leaf juice for children.

  69. Anonymous
    January 3, 2015 / 12:44 pm

    Can I take a little drog of bitter leaf though am 5 month pregnant

    • Nky Lily Lete
      January 3, 2015 / 1:07 pm

      No dearie, don't take any drug without your doctor's recommendation.

  70. Anonymous
    December 12, 2014 / 11:35 am

    Hello nky Nice blogcan bitter leave cure dizziness and when the eyes is being weak. I do want to know. Thanks.

    • Nky Lily Lete
      January 3, 2015 / 1:05 pm

      Dizziness could be caused by many factors.First make sure you know the cause of your dizziness before taking any medication.

  71. Anonymous
    November 21, 2014 / 10:05 am

    Yes bitter leaf is good for weight loss.can it help wit sperm motility

  72. Anonymous
    November 11, 2014 / 11:12 am

    how long can d bitterleaf water last for before it expires if i bottle it and put it in the fridge

    • Nky Lily Lete
      November 11, 2014 / 4:59 pm

      I always drink mine fresh every day, but it should keep well for 24 hours.

  73. Anonymous
    November 5, 2014 / 10:32 am

    hi Nky, can bitter leaf serve as a treatment for diabetes?

    • Nky Lily Lete
      November 11, 2014 / 4:55 pm

      It helps to reduce blood sugar and is good for diabetic patients, but I cannot assure you of a cure.

  74. Anonymous
    October 29, 2014 / 7:10 am

    Thanks so much

    • Nky Lily Lete
      October 30, 2014 / 6:25 am

      You're welcome 🙂

  75. Anonymous
    October 22, 2014 / 12:37 pm

    Hi NKY, am visiting this blog for the first time and am impressed with all the response above. Good job. Wen u take bitter leaf juice for the first time can it bring out malaria and should one continue with the juice and is it appropriate to add milk to the juice if u want to treat Malaria?

    • Nky Lily Lete
      October 23, 2014 / 11:50 am

      Thanks dearie.As for the malaria symptoms, if you were bitten by a mosquito like 5 days ago,the Malaria would have come anyway even if you didnt take the juice, because you've already been infected by the bite.Now you have a choice to continue with the juice or just leave it and take a malaria medicine.If you chose to continue with it , don't take it with milk, I can't vouch for the result you'll get if you mix it with milk, but I usually get good results with the juice alone.

  76. Anonymous
    October 22, 2014 / 12:31 pm

    I took a cup of bitterleaf juice and then in d morning I felt abit funny like malaria symptom. Should I continue and can I take it with milk. I guess mayb d bitterleaf Brought d malaria out. Well done NKY and good Job

    • Nky Lily Lete
      October 23, 2014 / 11:40 am

      Bitter leaf juice is just like any cleansing herb, once you take it, it pushes out harmful toxins from your body. Continue with it , but don't take it with milk, I can't vouch for the result you'll get if you mix it with milk.

  77. Anonymous
    October 18, 2014 / 7:31 am

    Thanks for your sincere advice, and keep on with the good work pls .

    • Nky Lily Lete
      October 18, 2014 / 12:15 pm

      You're welcome dearie 🙂

  78. Anonymous
    October 17, 2014 / 8:18 am

    In case of child spacing , can bitter leaf serve as an alternative to pills and its like . Thank you

    • Nky Lily Lete
      October 17, 2014 / 11:55 am

      I won't advice the use of bitter leaf juice as an alternative, it's better to seek medical advice, your doctor will tell you of other reliable alternatives that work better than pills.

  79. Anonymous
    October 9, 2014 / 3:37 pm

    Abena to Nky Lily Lete, How will bitter leave improve my breast milk

    • Nky Lily Lete
      October 23, 2014 / 11:37 am

      HI Abena, It is known to help to stimulate lactation and many people have testified to it.I don't know the science of it (if that's what you want to know)

  80. Anonymous
    September 19, 2014 / 3:01 pm

    Remi to Nki Lily Lete. The man in us should google owa afrikaan market to get the fresh bitter leaves.

    • Nky Lily Lete
      September 22, 2014 / 9:29 am

      Thanks Remi. I'm sure he has done that already and wanted a trusted vendor or seller 🙂

  81. EJ
    September 17, 2014 / 4:50 am

    I grew up all my life in Lagos enjoying better leave. Since I moved to the US I have been trying to find the fresh leave or stem as I will like to grow it my garden. Do you maybe have detail contact information of US African stores that will have this?I don’t mind paying any price for it.

    • Nky Lily Lete
      September 19, 2014 / 9:35 am

      Hi Ej, So sorry, I don't know of any. You can ask at any African store, if they don't have it,you can ask them to make a special order for you from Nigeria.

    • ESLmsrene
      November 28, 2014 / 9:21 pm

      A student of mine here in Los Angeles just gave me a branch from a plant of bitter leaf (hence my search for information, concluding at your site!). She told me to stick it in the ground and it will grow. She got it from a Nigerian friend at her church. Now I'd like a little more information – how big does the plant grow? Do I need to find a spot for a two-foot bush, or a tree of ten feet (in a place where the puppy won't dig it up!!). Does it like full sun? (I imagine so, unless it prefers the dense jungle!) How much water? – we are suffering from severe years-long drought here, although we still try to behave as if we live on the East Coast!!

    • Promise Hanson
      May 31, 2015 / 8:27 pm

      @ESLmsrene: It grows to about two feet, although I have seen it grow up to 3 feet plus, but mostly 2 feet. And yes it loves the sun. And it needs water, especially at early stage.

  82. EJ
    September 17, 2014 / 4:49 am

    I grew up all my life in Lagos enjoying better leave. Since I moved to the US I have been trying to find the fresh leave or stem as I will like to grow it my garden. Do you maybe have detail contact information of US African stores that will have this?I don’t mind paying any price for it.

    • Anonymous
      November 19, 2015 / 8:23 am

      Bitter leaf is a kind of trees it grow up to 20 feet i have few in my garden and im willing to share to other people know about this plant.

    • Unknown
      September 22, 2018 / 1:53 pm

      HI EJ! You can check the bitter leaf tree at Amazon.com.

  83. Anonymous
    September 10, 2014 / 12:00 pm

    Good site indeed.Well done.

    • Nky Lily Lete
      September 12, 2014 / 11:18 am

      Thanks 🙂

  84. Anonymous
    September 10, 2014 / 11:52 am

    Thanks for the reply, am very grateful. Keep up the good work, the good lord will reward u.

    • Nky Lily Lete
      September 12, 2014 / 11:17 am

      You're welcome and thanks for your kind words 🙂

  85. Anonymous
    September 10, 2014 / 5:43 am

    Pls I want to know if I can mix bitter leave and scent leave juice. And again if they can be boiled instead of squeezing?

    • Nky Lily Lete
      September 10, 2014 / 8:38 am

      Yes , you can mix the two leaves and also boil them if you want to.

  86. Anonymous
    September 5, 2014 / 9:56 am

    Can bitter leaf juice be taken by hypertensive patients?

    • Emmy
      November 13, 2015 / 5:32 pm

      Can Bitter leaf cure or reduce hypertension?

  87. Anonymous
    August 26, 2014 / 7:37 am

    Great site.Thanks for educating me and others.I took it this morning.Pls,Can it cure oral fungus?

    • Nky Lily Lete
      September 10, 2014 / 8:37 am

      You're welcome. I don't know if it cures oral fungus, sorry I can't be of help.

  88. Anonymous
    August 15, 2014 / 8:17 pm

    Hi, i was advised by my Doctor to take bitter leaf juice to enhance the opening of my cervix in order to be delivered of my baby. am 40 weeks gone now. what do u think? since ur post indicates that bitter leaf juice should not be taken during pregnancy.

    • Nky Lily Lete
      August 21, 2014 / 2:13 pm

      Sorry for the late response dear.At 40wks, your baby is fully developed and ready to be delivered, and at the stage, you can't have a miscarriage. I think Your doctor prescribed bitter leaf juice to help your cervix dilate naturally and quickly, since the baby has reached its term.If you are not comfortable with the idea, you can talk to you doctor, he would offer you other alternatives.Wishing you a quick and safe delivery 🙂

  89. Anonymous
    August 12, 2014 / 11:06 am

    Hi Nky, am really impressed abt ur response to commentaries. keep up the gud job. i need you to educate me on the kinda herb to cure erectile dysfunction and other sexual related issues.

    • Nky Lily Lete
      August 15, 2014 / 10:20 am

      Thanks dear.As for the herbs, I don't know of any at the moment.

  90. Anonymous
    August 5, 2014 / 7:40 am

    Hi NKY, do you know of any herb to use when trying to conceive?

    • Nky Lily Lete
      August 8, 2014 / 2:55 pm

      sorry dear, i don't know of any.

    • The Winning Team
      December 20, 2015 / 12:07 am

      How do you avoid decreasing the potency without washing it does have to be washed as there is always so much dirt in it at least the dried ones I bought had quite a bit if dirt . I washed and washed so does that mean there is no more potency in it.

    • Anonymous
      July 7, 2016 / 9:26 pm

      please does bitter leaf affect pregnancy

  91. Anonymous
    July 29, 2014 / 2:49 pm

    I'm 3 weeks pregnant, can I eat bitter leaf soup?

    • Nky Lily Lete
      August 5, 2014 / 3:59 pm

      You can avoid the soup if you want dear, but honestly the leaves used for bitter leaf soup has been thoroughly scrubbed and has no potency and is save, as long as you don't eat it everyday.

  92. Anonymous
    July 16, 2014 / 2:04 am

    Bitter leaf juice detox. When a person with Sickle cell disorders takes it as they notice jaundice, the eyes soon gets cleared. To juice I mix with scent leave (frukana in Ijaw language).Pls, too much of anything is bad.

    • Nky Lily Lete
      August 5, 2014 / 3:51 pm

      Too much of everything is bad. Bitter lead juice is not food, it's only used for detox.

  93. Anonymous
    July 10, 2014 / 9:03 pm

    Someone recommended that I take bitterleaf with saint leave (nchuanwu). Your opinion, please.

    • Nky Lily Lete
      July 16, 2014 / 1:59 pm

      Scent leaves also have great health benefits and can be combined with bitter leaf for cleansing.

    • Anonymous
      July 23, 2014 / 8:41 pm

      Thanks for your reply, Nky. Please can you prescribe dosage? Like how many leaves of each per serving. By the way, great job you are doing – I already bookmarked this site.

    • Nky Lily Lete
      August 5, 2014 / 3:47 pm

      Thanks dear,I remember my granny uses like 5 to 8 fresh leaves per glass cup.

    • uncle psalm
      November 16, 2015 / 1:10 pm

      uncle psalm: wow nky lily am reallt impressed with what you diing here… may God grant you your heart desire… i need to ask if it enhances sexual intercouse.i mean more active performance…. thank you alot

  94. Anonymous
    July 8, 2014 / 9:21 am

    I can take bitter leaf juice with orthodox medicine?

    • Nky Lily Lete
      July 10, 2014 / 3:25 pm

      No, I don't advice mixing them together.

  95. Matthew
    June 30, 2014 / 11:50 am

    Bitter leaf juice true is the best for body cleansing,because it works for me anytime i notice malaria.

    • Nky Lily Lete
      July 7, 2014 / 1:21 pm

      Thanks for your lovely input Mattew 🙂

  96. Lekses Songz
    June 27, 2014 / 12:05 pm

    thanks to u Lily n all dose hu have made contributions, i havr been greatly educated on the health benefits of bitter leaf. I would like to kno if excess intake of bitter leaf juice may caise harm to any organ in the body and also can de juice be taken cold?

    • Nky Lily Lete
      June 30, 2014 / 8:57 am

      Thanks Lekses. Too much of anything, whether good or bad, can be harmful to the body. A lass every 2days won't hurt you,depending on what you are taking the juice for, and yes you can take it cold, I actually prefer it cold.

  97. Anonymous
    June 26, 2014 / 3:58 pm

    Hello ma'am i would like to ask can i drink it cold and how long can i eat afterwards.i have heartfailure and its affecting my stomach with fluid and digestive issues. is it good for me to try it

    • Nky Lily Lete
      June 27, 2014 / 7:33 am

      If you have heart failure, I wouldn't recommend anything that is not from a doctor. Please ask your doctor to give you a good medicine for your stomach. Bitter leaf juice is a natural drink but also very potent, and it's better taken if you only have mild health issues.

  98. Anonymous
    June 21, 2014 / 9:19 pm

    Pls, am 7mths pregnant n my sugar level is high. Cn I drink bitter leaf juice or will it harm my baby if I do?

    • Nky Lily Lete
      June 27, 2014 / 7:17 am

      No, no no, pls stay away from bitterleaf juice if you are pregnant. It can cause miscarriage and induce labour. You doctor will surely give you a better medication to help reduce your sugar level. Cheers to your health and save delivery 🙂

  99. Anonymous
    June 15, 2014 / 3:53 pm

    Hi mrs nky, i appreciate ur effort 2impart us about bitterleaf,i can view it as dark horse and all its function' s remarkable if u ask me,i also wna ask if it can boost energy in sports coz i'm tired of energy drinks and also can it reduce ageing.keep up wit da goodwork,GOD BLESS U.

  100. Anonymous
    June 15, 2014 / 12:08 am

    Great job Nky!I observed you responded to virtually all the comments/questions raised; this says a lot about your personality and commitment to your audience.Kindly keep up the good work.Also, bitter leave is an amazing God-given plant for our benefit. Mom used it steadily to aid the cure of malaria.I handle a fitness class in which we share health tips; this would definitely be the next in line for our next class.THUMBS UP!

    • Nky Lily Lete
      June 16, 2014 / 8:10 pm

      Thanks dear, I appreciate your lovely comment. Bitter leaf is surely a God given plant and there are more common plants out there with great health benefits and healing properties, I'll write about them as soon as I can 🙂

  101. Anonymous
    June 12, 2014 / 12:40 pm

    please try research on noni juice and tell us something, cos i hear its equally good

    • Nky Lily Lete
      June 13, 2014 / 8:37 am

      ok I will 🙂

  102. Alero
    June 9, 2014 / 10:59 am

    Dear Nky Lily,Is it true that better leaf can help with all the claims made by the post of june 8th? if true, how come ppl does not know about this potent herb all along? if it is eaten as better leave soup, will it still be as potent as it should be? please reply bcos i will find it difficult to take it in its raw state

    • Nky Lily Lete
      June 13, 2014 / 8:37 am

      Hi Alero, bitter leaf is a potent plant and has lots of great benefit but due to its bitter taste , most people don't take advantage of this wonderful gift of God. You can't get all the benefits from eating the soup because the one used for preparing the soup has been washed and squeezed thoroughly and has just a little potency.

    • Anonymous
      September 14, 2015 / 12:00 am

      In yoruba ( ore enu, ota ara. Ota enu, ore ara) meaning. Mouth friendly, body harmful or hateful. Mouth hateful body friendly or helpful. Most things that taste good are harmful to the body (sugar) most things that taste better are invariably good for the body. ( bitter leaf) CQ4. Most drugs are bitter. Binjo usa

    • Anonymous
      December 4, 2015 / 6:33 pm

      Dear Nky LilyCan a bitter leaf cure high blood

  103. Anonymous
    May 31, 2014 / 6:16 am

    Never mind Nky Lele, I've seen your response to same question above

    • Nky Lily Lete
      May 31, 2014 / 5:33 pm

      ok dear 🙂

    • Anonymous
      June 8, 2014 / 1:05 pm

      Anonymous ManNky, i am from Delta State and almost 50yrs old, in my growing day with my grandma, headache, stomach pain, waiste pain, etc. grandma would only appy better leaf juice on us, as i speak, the only flowers in my compund is better leave and my kids whether they like it or not are accepting it. to me, better leaf is life, i sometimes chew the fresh leaves just after washing dust off it and i have not visited the clinic for over 20yrs as far as i can recall even though i am entitle to free medical by virtue of my place of work. please take better juice daily and keep the doc away.

    • Nky Lily Lete
      June 9, 2014 / 8:42 am

      Thanks for your lovely comment. Nature has all that we need , I'm so glad that many of us are beginning to see it 🙂

    • Anonymous
      October 9, 2016 / 9:50 pm

      Nky, this wonderful leaf is used by me, it ease fatigue and body pains. I like its sweet soothing after taste

  104. Anonymous
    May 31, 2014 / 6:11 am

    Please can a nursing mother take it? Or will it affect the baby negatively in anyway?

    • Nky Lily Lete
      May 31, 2014 / 5:33 pm

      It doesnt affect the baby in any way, I took it while nursing too.

  105. Anonymous
    May 29, 2014 / 9:02 pm

    On high cholesterol issue, how can bitter leaf help in the reduction?

  106. Soundarapandian S.
    May 28, 2014 / 3:13 pm

    Now I remember – During my early days my grandma used to give me a glass full of margosa juice – bitter ! But I enjoy health now !

    • Nky Lily Lete
      May 31, 2014 / 5:32 pm

      margosa juice is great too 🙂

    • man cypo.
      October 24, 2016 / 12:51 pm

      Can dogoyaro juice do the same work?

  107. Anonymous
    May 18, 2014 / 5:17 pm

    I have been trying to conceive for sometime now, and i like to detoxify my body during my menstrual period, can i take bitter leaf juice or home made juice during my menses in order to cleanse my system? Thanks.

    • Nky Lily Lete
      May 21, 2014 / 10:34 pm

      Hi dear, you can take it during your menses but stop as soon as you start trying to conceive. I pray that God grants you your heart's desire.

  108. stella jane
    May 18, 2014 / 3:51 pm

    How many times can I take it in a day for weight. Loss?

    • Nky Lily Lete
      May 21, 2014 / 10:31 pm

      Take it three times a day, especially after meals so that it will speed up you metabolism. But remember that you'll also have to reduce the portion of food you eat, so that you can get faster results.

  109. Bisi Adigun
    May 15, 2014 / 1:09 pm

    I was skeptical because of the bitter taste of the bitter leaves but since I hate malaria tablets and tablets of all kinds, I decided to give it a try, but mixed it with fruit juice as you recommended and to my surprise, I worked for my fever and the pile which I have had for ages. Thank you so much , please share more of these natural gift of nature.Now I'm taking it for weight loss and have lost 3 kg in the last month.

    • Nky Lily Lete
      May 16, 2014 / 1:27 pm

      I'm happy for you, God has blessed us with natural healing plants , and the best we can do is to take advantage of it.

  110. olawunmi
    May 15, 2014 / 7:04 am

    Just took a cup of bitter leaf juice yesterday…it really works for bloating….been having this feverish feeling for some days now and its gone…this is for real guys.

    • Nky Lily Lete
      May 16, 2014 / 1:24 pm

      🙂

  111. olawunmi
    May 15, 2014 / 7:01 am

    Just took mine yesterday. ..it really works for bloating. .and the feverish feeling I've been having for two days now has dissappeared….I'm grateful for this info

    • Nky Lily Lete
      May 15, 2014 / 1:03 pm

      Thanks for your lovely feedback dear, I'm so glad more people are taking advantage of this wonderful healing plant.

  112. Anonymous
    May 9, 2014 / 10:02 am

    The bitter leaf juie is very very good, i've taken it nd i could see the results in me. I took it without adding any juisce or water for fast results nd that's how i have been taking it. I love it because it is very very medicinal.

    • Nky Lily Lete
      May 9, 2014 / 6:25 pm

      Thanks for your feedback dear, I'm so glad you are seeing great results.

    • man cypo.
      October 24, 2016 / 12:41 pm

      Can bitter leaf juice help my sexual ability as a man?

  113. bertcy28
    May 6, 2014 / 10:18 pm

    Is it fine to take bitter leaf water after a miscarriage and is it ok to take it when ttc? Since you said women in guinea bissau use it to contract the uterus after child birth.

    • Nky Lily Lete
      May 7, 2014 / 10:41 am

      If you are trying to conceive(ttc) then I'll advice you stay away from bitter leaf juice because it might cause early miscarriage before you even know you are pregnant. If you just had a miscarriage, then bitter leaf juice can help to contract and heal the uterus, but the moment you start trying again(which is usually 2 to 3 months after the miscarriage), you should stop taking it and switch to homemade fruit juices.

  114. Anonymous
    May 5, 2014 / 10:10 am

    Am breastfeeding can i stil use bitterleaf?

    • Nky Lily Lete
      May 6, 2014 / 9:12 am

      Yes dear, you can. I breastfed for 2years and took bitter leaf , my baby didn't complain 🙂

  115. sam frank
    April 1, 2014 / 1:26 am

    can bitter leave cure malaria

    • Nky Lily Lete
      May 6, 2014 / 9:09 am

      Yes, if the juice is taken daily, bitter leaf can cure malaria.

  116. Kefax
    March 30, 2014 / 11:45 am

    Thanks

  117. Kefax
    March 30, 2014 / 11:44 am

    What if you have any infection in your system and want to clean your heart of smoke from cigerratte . thank u.

    • Nky Lily Lete
      May 6, 2014 / 9:07 am

      Bitter leaf juice cleanses the system,but it's best to quit smoking to keep your heart healthy 🙂

  118. barde muri
    March 18, 2014 / 1:34 pm

    is dry leaves work as fresh leaves?

    • Nky Lily Lete
      March 21, 2014 / 2:43 pm

      Fresh is better ,but if you get the one that was clean dried, it will work too.

  119. barde muri
    March 18, 2014 / 1:32 pm

    is dry leaves work as fresh leaves?

  120. Alagbogu sunny
    March 14, 2014 / 10:42 am

    Nice work! will definitely give it a trial. mmm…the taste!

    • Nky Lily Lete
      March 17, 2014 / 11:03 am

      🙂

  121. Alagbogu sunny
    March 14, 2014 / 10:04 am

    good to hear, will definitely give it a trial. awwch, the taste!

    • Nky Lily Lete
      March 17, 2014 / 11:02 am

      Lol.. yes I know the taste isn't so appealing, but you can add some fruit juices or even blend it with spinach or ugwu 🙂

  122. Anonymous
    February 4, 2014 / 4:22 pm

    bitter leave is truely medicinal

    • Nky Lily Lete
      February 6, 2014 / 11:05 am

      Yes it is dear 🙂

  123. Anonymous
    January 28, 2014 / 9:41 am

    it is true. i didn't have fever for the whole 2013 while i was taking bitter leaf juice to lower my blood sugar

    • Nky Lily Lete
      January 30, 2014 / 10:19 pm

      Good to hear that dearie 🙂

  124. Anonymous
    January 25, 2014 / 5:02 pm

    What are some vitamins that bitter leaf has?

    • Nky Lily Lete
      January 27, 2014 / 8:30 am

      Vitamins in Bitter leaf includes;Vitamin A, Vitamin C ,Vitamin E, Vit.B1 and Vit.B2

  125. Bemshima
    January 22, 2014 / 8:28 pm

    Bitter leaf really does work. Just took the soup and the after taste especially after taking water is AMAZING. Great work Nky

    • Nky Lily Lete
      January 27, 2014 / 8:52 am

      Oh dear, I know that after taste…it makes you want more and more bitter leaf soup 🙂

  126. Linda Okputa
    January 21, 2014 / 10:25 am

    I took this drink for 3 days and it worked as a detox and cleansing drink… it's time the whole world start noticing indigenous African vegetables as great healing herbs.. thanks for this ma.

    • Nky Lily Lete
      January 27, 2014 / 8:31 am

      You are so right, Linda, thanks for your input 🙂

  127. barde muri
    December 28, 2013 / 3:24 pm

    It speeds up metabolism & help to reduce sugar level,can bitter leaves cure liver & kidney diseases?

    • Nky Lily Lete
      December 30, 2013 / 7:12 pm

      Bitter leaves are used by herbalists to cure several illnesses, but I'll recommend you Always seek medical advise before you try anything new

  128. vogocares
    December 27, 2013 / 11:37 am

    Great article, best way to reduce the bitter taste is by adding lemon juice……..but is it really bitter?Love it and been enjoying amazing health benefit….Great site you have, just found it writing and reading an article on bitter leaf from naturalnews.com

    • Nky Lily Lete
      May 6, 2014 / 8:43 am

      Thanks for stopping by Vogocares 🙂

  129. barde muri
    December 26, 2013 / 4:31 pm

    can bitter leaves cure liver and kiddney

    • Nky Lily Lete
      May 6, 2014 / 8:42 am

      It can help with a lot of illnesses but it's best to check with your doctor first especially if you're already taking orthodox medicine.

  130. barde muri
    December 14, 2013 / 5:39 pm

    kudos to you my dear! keep it up.

    • Nky Lily Lete
      December 15, 2013 / 12:25 pm

      Thanks Barde, well appreciated 🙂

  131. Anonymous
    December 11, 2013 / 7:55 pm

    Is it true that bitter leaf juice cures sexually transmitted diseases?

    • Nky Lily Lete
      December 12, 2013 / 6:00 am

      I don't know about that dear, but I have read that most herbalists make healing concoction from the roots and stem, but I`ll recommend a visit to a health practitioner before trying any STD concoction.

    • Anonymous
      September 2, 2015 / 4:57 am

      I have always been a fan of bitter leaf, our people don't know it's benefits, thanks Niky Lily for the enlightenment, can it also help the liver and kidney?

  132. Anonymous
    December 10, 2013 / 2:22 pm

    can bitter leaf juice de-worm?

    • Nky Lily Lete
      December 12, 2013 / 5:49 am

      Yes dear, it can be used to de-worm. Take the juice first thing in the morning before brushing your teeth and then use the toilet .

    • Anonymous
      January 16, 2016 / 6:48 pm

      Can bitter leave soup reduce sugar? And can it solve quick ejaculation problems.

  133. Joseph
    December 10, 2013 / 1:33 pm

    Just took one cup and I found it aids metabolism truly because I started feeling light after taking the juice.

    • Nky Lily Lete
      December 12, 2013 / 5:34 am

      I'm glad you tried and liked it dear, thanks for the feedback 🙂

  134. Anonymous
    November 20, 2013 / 7:17 am

    Does Bitter leave helps to burn fat and is it ideal to keep d juice in d frezer

    • Nky Lily Lete
      November 25, 2013 / 10:11 am

      Bitter leaf juice helps to speed up metabolism which in turn aids digestion and reduce bloating(which may make you feel and look fat)… and yes you can put the juice in the freezer.

  135. saidu from minna, niger state
    November 17, 2013 / 10:58 am

    Nky, am real glad for all d health benefits of all these natural leafs and vegetables I saw. I just Like to read, understand, confirm and actualise things like this, please keep it up.

  136. saidu
    November 17, 2013 / 10:43 am

    Am highly impressed. I will try it and confirm it's benefits

    • Nky Lily Lete
      November 17, 2013 / 11:18 am

      Please do dear ,,, you'll be glad you did 🙂

  137. starret opoku-amo
    November 7, 2013 / 9:01 pm

    where can we get the fresh bitter leaf to buy

    • Nky Lily Lete
      November 8, 2013 / 9:49 am

      It's sold at all Nigerian markets, but if you live outside Nigeria, you can search at any African Food store.

    • Anonymous
      November 20, 2013 / 7:42 am

      Does bitter leave juice really burn body fat

    • Nky Lily Lete
      March 17, 2014 / 11:03 am

      It speeds up metabolism, in that way your can lose some fat too.

    • Anonymous
      April 1, 2015 / 12:39 pm

      Good day Ma, please can i drink bitter leaf water during my measural period?

    • Anonymous
      August 21, 2015 / 1:29 pm

      Does bitter leave juice if taken during menstrual period has an adverse effect?

  138. Anonymous
    October 17, 2013 / 2:11 pm

    Is true, bitter leaf takes care of fever. As an undergraduate, i never went to the hospital, each time i feel feverish i squeeze and drink the water and am well again.

    • Nky Lily Lete
      October 18, 2013 / 4:06 pm

      Thanks for confirming this dear.. it does work well for fever.

    • Anonymous
      January 23, 2015 / 2:37 pm

      Please can bitter leaf juice be given to children i.e. 3 – 13 years? Does it have any side effects in the liver or heart? What is the dosage?

    • Nky Lily Lete
      January 23, 2015 / 3:16 pm

      I wouldn't recommend bitter leaf juice for children.

    • Anonymous
      February 5, 2015 / 11:22 pm

      Hi Nky Lily…Should i add water when squeezing the leaf…

    • Nky Lily Lete
      February 7, 2015 / 11:13 am

      Yes you can add water.

    • Anonymous
      February 13, 2015 / 1:29 am

      Nky Lily Lete..thanks for your direction! i do appreciate! please if i want to chew the leaf like how many can i chew, this morning i tried chewing the soft stem and five pieces of the leafs, it was bitter tho but it yield instant result, please let me know how many i can chew! thanks in advance…

    • Nky Lily Lete
      February 23, 2015 / 7:16 pm

      Wow! I have never chewed on it. But I use about 5+ for juicing.

    • Chiefo Maduka
      January 13, 2016 / 8:26 pm

      Please can I dry the leaves and boil to extract juice

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